I am not displeased to be working until Monday. Easter can be pretty boring. Shops shut indeed. Even work is a bit boring but I make the best of it.
Today I saw an elderly woman being taught how to drive an electric wheelchair. She was doing ok until she had to mount a small gutter. She did that ok, but when she had to reverse back over the gutter, she went too fast, did not look behind her and banged into the gutter on the opposite side and almost tipped over. God help anyone who was walking along the path behind her. She had the same expression and concentration that you see on a young motot car learner driver, albeit a bit saggier. Roll on the future. I just want a muscly young dude to carry me around.
I saw a woman tip over in an electric wheelchair once. It was a three wheeler, probably not a good idea, and she was travelling way to fast. She must have hit her forehead on the road and was bleeding. A nice man stopped his car next to her to assist. Another passer by rushed up screaming at him and telling him how evil he was for knocking the poor old lady over with his car. It is not often I feel sorry for a 4wd driver, but I did for this one.
This morning I saw an old Greek woman trying to get a very heavy looking shopping jeep onto a tram. I think it must have been full of potatoes, it looked to weigh that much. The tram driver would not assist, bad back he said. A nearby passenger also had a bad back and would not help. Eventually a passer by helped her on with it. It clearly weighed a ton. I think of my late, widowed grandmother, without decent public transport, no one to lift anything for her..... I really don't know how she managed. She obviously could not overfill a shopping jeep with Saturday morning cheap produce and expect other people to do the work.